The first Ford Mustang Bullitt just raised a huge sum for charity

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Making the 2019 Mustang Bullitt so desirable is the simple fact that it's been designed as a homage to the Mustang used in the famous McQueen film Bullitt. After all, its changes amount to some (admittedly rather cool) cosmetic upgrades and a healthy bump in power, and not much else. "When you get in this Bullitt Mustang, you become Steve McQueen", he said. Or if you'd prefer, the price of nearly nine GTs.

Ford had announced last week that it would be auctioning off the first of the special edition cars, Bullitt Mustang VIN 001, in the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.

The 2019 Mustang Bullitt, which made its debut last week at the Detroit Auto Show, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 model of the vehicle driven by Steve McQueen in the film "Bullitt" of the same year.

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The Mustang Bullitt is due out this summer, and will come equipped with a special white cue ball shifter in a nod to the movie.

It was a charity auction and all the money will benefit non-profit Boys Republic School, a school and community guides kids to learn the skills necessary to start an independent life. The Mustang Bullitt will also feature a 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster that features a unique Bullitt welcome screen showcasing the auto rather than the traditional Mustang pony. The new limited edition Mustang comes with a 5.0-liter V8 engine capable of making 475 horsepower and 420-pounds of torque, not to mention a reported top speed of 163 miles per hour. The Bullitt sold came in the classic Dark Highland Green exterior paint job with a black interior and manual transmission.

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